Dahua Tutorial – Thermal Cameras

Dahua Tutorial – Thermal Cameras

Hello friends of Dahua Technology and welcome back! Today, we’ll be talking about thermal cameras, which are equipped with a sensor that is able to detect radiant heat and are therefore, as you can now guess, able to operate in conditions in which traditional cameras would be unable to capture any useful information. Here, today, we have a traditional video camera mounted outside our building as well as a thermal camera, the TPC 5600, which is also mounted outside. This camera is a hybrid that can, as you might guess from the images, take advantage of its dual lenses to provide both traditional and thermal images. Now let’s take a look at the setup menu of our thermal camera. As usual, I type in the IP address of the video camera, its username and password. As you can see from the setup menu, here I can set the type of color palette to give to the image. In this case, we’ve selected Fusion, which is one of the most popular, but, as you can see, we have a whole range of colors available. The camera is also equipped with a heat sensor, so here to the right we have a gradient bar that shows higher temperatures in warmer colors and cooler temperatures in colder, darker colors. We also have a “Fire Warning” section, which enables us to manage fire alarms. We can select either Anti-jamming Mode, which is slower but more accurate, or High-response Mode, which is much more sensitive. Then we have the “Video Detection” section, where we tell the camera what we want it to do to report the alarms, and we can also, of course, set the validity periods for alarms. Let’s say we want to monitor a power line. We need to go to the temperature menu, and under “Rule” we set up the rule. In the rule editor, we can decide if we want to monitor points, lines or entire areas. In the alarm menu, we can, first of all, specify the intrinsic characteristics of the material we want to analyze and then how we want the camera to report any alarms. In this case, we set the camera’s relay to close when the temperature of the mast along the line we’ve drawn exceeds 35°C. At this point, setup is complete and all we have left to do is save it all. Well, friends, that’s all for today! Bye for now, and see you next time here at Dahua Technology!

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  • Viktor Krivotulov

    June 14, 2019



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